West Indies opt to bowl against New Zealand

Manchester: West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bowl against New Zealand in their World Cup game at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Speaking at the toss, Holder said: “We are going to field first, looks a pretty good wicket. We know what’s at stake, we got to bring our A-game. We haven’t been consistent. We have got three changes. Darren Bravo is out, Ashley Nurse comes in. Shanon Gabriel is out and Kemar Roach comes in. Carlos Braithwaite is in for Andre Russell.”

Williamson said: “No doubt the surface will remain similar throughout. We know that they are a threat and have world-class players. We should adapt to the conditions and have done well so far. You have to put your best foot forward. At the moment, the team remains the same.”

Playing XI: West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult


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